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  • Writer's pictureMicha Veen

Five Ways Supply Chain Management Can Streamline Your Operations

Our supply chain consultants have hands-on experience in optimising your business processes for a more efficient, cost-effective and resilient supply chain that encourages enterprise growth. As a medium or small business owner, you may have built your supply chain organically without the input of supply chain management (SCM) professionals. However, hiring a dedicated supply chain innovation consultant may help you identify additional or overlooked opportunities, which allow you to propel to the next phase of growth.

Here are five ways supply chain innovation consulting is able to meet your business goals.

  • Reduce operational costs. A SCM consultant can help you minimise expenditure that may doesn’t increase your final product’s value. They will conduct a product and customer profitability analysis across your supply chain to determine which product or customer-related costs can be reduced, incl. transportation methods, warehousing activities, and production wastage. The aim of a SCM consultant is to reduce unnecessary operational costs, increases your profits, while building in supply chain resilience in your processes. SCM consultants can also help negotiate better supplier prices.

  • Improve market intelligence. Understanding the external factors that influence your business helps you make better decisions based on well-informed forecasts and projections. An SCM consultant has extensive experience in generating and analysing data on your competitive position, consumer buying habits, and demand and supply. Supply chain consultants are trained and experienced professionals with extensive economic expertise.

  • Increase customer satisfaction. Introducing a customer-centric operational and supply chain model with a highly efficient logistics, warehouse, and distribution will improve your order fulfilment speed. Through introducing operational visibility, it will provide additional focus on quality management. Faster delivery of high-quality products often boosts your customer satisfaction ratings and generates brand loyalty. Upholding your reputation as a trusted business improves your conversion rate and helps you generate more revenue over time.

  • Build stakeholder relationships. Supply chain management prioritises the formation and maintenance of healthy stakeholder relationships. SCM consultants will assist you in building lasting relationships with your suppliers or realise opportunities for collaboration across industries. Building mutually beneficial relationships and synergy with your stakeholders promote business development, expansion, and diversification.

  • Manage supply chain disruptions. Your supply chain is subject to risks that may cause disruptions to your business operations. SCM consultants use analytical tools to monitor the macro business environment and detect threats before they affect your productivity and profits. Supply chain consultants create a resilient supply chain model for your business, identifying the value at risk at every link of your supply chain.

  • Supply chain sustainability. Sustainability is no longer an afterthought, as many customers, stakeholders, employees, and shareholders expect that your business is driving positive change across environment, social and economic areas of life. SCM consultants are able to introduce sustainable practices, supported by performance metrics, across your operations and supply chain which embed sustainability into innovation, your products and services, your supply chains and business models.

Our Unique Excellence team has on numerous occasions been able to make high-impact, innovative supply chain improvements that directly impacted the bottom-line and got our clients closer to their business ambitions.

Choose Unique Excellence as Your Preferred Supply Chain Innovation Consultants

Unique Excellence offers comprehensive, innovative, and pragmatic Supply Chain Management solutions across Australia for small and medium enterprises. We are dedicated to helping you achieve continuous supply chain innovation through our proven SCOR-ESG model, combining a well-defined Supply Chain Operations Reference model with the latest sustainability frameworks. We examine your supply chain performance by using sophisticated data analytics to identify opportunities, mitigate risks, creating resilience and bolster business development throughout your supplier network.

Our experienced consultants offer hands-on and meaningful industry insight to develop an efficient supply chain strategy to optimise your supply chain operations. We help build smarter supply chains informed by economic and technological trends. Our professional team will gladly answer your questions to help you make more informed business decisions. Contact us for more information.

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